Former New York Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury is doing his best to help New York City contain the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Marbury is working on a deal to provide 10 million masks to hospital workers in New York fighting against the pandemic, per Rich Calder of the New York Post.
“Former Knicks star Stephon Marbury wants to deliver the Big Apple something it needs even more than an NBA title — 10 million N95 masks for hospital workers and other first responders handling the coronavirus pandemic.
Marbury, who played in the NBA for 14 years, before moving overseas to the CBA, told The Post he’s made arrangements with a mask supplier in China willing to sell New York 10 million masks “at cost” for $2.75 each,” Calder reports.
For his part, Marbury said he feels a responsibility to provide assistance as he has had family and friends directly impacted by the illness.
“At the end of the day, I am from Brooklyn. This is something that is close and dear to my heart as far as being able to help New York.
I have family there in Coney Island, a lot of family…who are affected by this, so I know how important it is for people to have masks during this time,” Marbury added.